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|Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-01 ] Firebird: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Firebird: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200707-01)
Date: July 01, 2007
A vulnerability has been discovered in Firebird, allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.
Firebird is an open source relational database that runs on Linux, Windows, and various UNIX systems.
Vulnerable: < 2.0.1
Unaffected: >= 2.0.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Cody Pierce from TippingPoint DVLabs has discovered a buffer overflow when processing "connect" requests with an overly large "p_cnct_count" value.
An unauthenticated remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to a vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/firebird-2.0.1"